Charlotte takes home 24 top three finishes

| April 18, 2016
Trey McRae. Photo by Chris Crews

Trey McRae. Photo by Chris Crews

The Charlotte track and field team did not disappoint at this weekend’s Charlotte Invitational, taking home 47 top eight finishes. Of those finishes, 24 of them were in the first, second or third slot

Trey McRae added to his remarkable resume, taking home first in the long jump and the high jump events. Jumping into first place as well was Anthony Campbell, going the distance in the triple jump. Markel Dalton wasn’t too far behind, taking second in the triple jump.

Setting a new personal best this weekend and coming in at second on the All-Time performance lists was freshman Stevan Veselinovic as he threw 63.65 meters and landed at first place in the hammer event.

Junior Nathan Jeffers ran into first place in the men’s decathlon, finishing with 6,411 points. With his score, Jeffers moves to fifth on the All-Times List. Charlotte came in second in the decathlon with Mike Cross’ 6,285 points.

Also taking the top spot on the podium was the women’s 4×4 relay with a 3:44.42. The team was made up of freshman Kiana Lee, juniors Marissa Pinckney, Brittany Moss and sophomore Kristen Williams.

Williams also dashed to the top in the 400m dash, finishing with a 54.79 seconds. Joining Williams at first is Alex Council in the 100m dash and Elizabeth Olesen in the high jump.

Coming in second were Jay Wilkins and Michael Tamayo in the 400m and 800m respectively.  Cameron Pryor finished second in the 100m dash and Nyasia Daniels, Pryor, Alvonna Blakney and Council took the silver in the 4×1 relay.

The squad travels to Durham next weekend to take part in the Duke Invitational, they have only three more meets until the Conference USA Championships starting May 12.

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Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook is the sports editor of the Niner Times and from Wake Forest, North Carolina. When the junior communication major/journalism minor isn’t covering the 49ers, she enjoys spending time with her family, friend, and dog. Kathleen can also be found cheering on the Panthers every Sunday and rooting for the Washington Nationals.

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Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook is the sports editor of the Niner Times and from Wake Forest, North Carolina. When the junior communication major/journalism minor isn’t covering the 49ers, she enjoys spending time with her family, friend, and dog. Kathleen can also be found cheering on the Panthers every Sunday and rooting for the Washington Nationals.

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